Former US president Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s legacy in Edmonton keeps growing as five more families become homeowners at Carter Place.

Carter Place, Edmonton – Five families in need became homeowners as they received keys to their Habitat for Humanity homes at Carter Place, a Habitat development in southeast Edmonton. When Carter Place is completed there will be 58 families living in the development with over 200 children between them. There are now 44 of the 58 families living in their homes.

“It’s always an honour to celebrate alongside families who have worked very hard to receive their keys,” said Karen Stone, President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “Each of our families has contributed 500 volunteer hours instead of paying a traditional down payment, and they have also benefited from a multitude of courses to prepare them for home ownership such as basic home maintenance, tool training, budgeting, and insurance. Today we celebrate with them as they enter their new homes, as homeowners”

Access to affordable home ownership is an issue in communities across Alberta. Since 2005, the Government of Alberta has partnered with Habitat to help address this issue through the province.

“Today’s dedication is yet another example of Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to making affordable homeownership a reality for many deserving families,” said the Honourable Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors and Housing. “Our government is proud to be a partner in this project and we will continue to maximize our collective efforts to deliver affordable housing and help low-income families get on the path to financial stability.”

Habitat for Humanity can only build homes because of our supporters. The supporters of these five dedicated Habitat homes at Carter Place are the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, the Kristie Charitable Foundation, Nearctic, Strathearn Heights, TELUS, and the Law Build in memory of the late Jean McBean, Q.C.